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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Undo \Un*do"\, v. t. [AS. und?n. See 1st Un-, and Do to
1. To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to
What's done can not be undone. --Shak.
To-morrow, ere the setting sun,
She 'd all undo that she had done. --Swift.
2. To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to
untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to
undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle. --Tennyson.
Pray you, undo this button. --Shak.
She took the spindle, and undoing the thread
gradually, measured it. --Sir W.
3. To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in
reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are
undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by
vices and dissipation, or by indolence.
That quaffing and drinking will undo you, --Shak.
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